Sunday, May 08, 2022

Population By Latitude and Longitude

About 88% of the world's population lives north of the equator. One reason for this is that there is more landmass north of the equator and more ocean south of the equator. However the north of the planet has only around 68% of the world's landmass. This means that nearly 90% of the world's population is squeezed into the 68% of the world's landmass that lies north of the equator.

You can explore for yourself where the world's population lives in terms of latitude and longitude on Darren Weins' Lat/Lng Population Map. Hover over any location on this interactive map and a graph at the bottom of the map shows the population distribution along that line of longitude, while a graph running down the side of the map shows the population distribution along that line of latitude. 

The population data comes from Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4).


You can also view a distribution of the world's population by longitude and latitude on Andre Andersen's World Population Map. This population density map includes two graphs views, along the side and bottom of the map, which show how population is distributed across the world - both by latitude and by longitude. 

Engaging Data's World Population Distribution by Latitude and Longitude also creates a latitude and a longitude graph of the global population. This map shows the distribution of the world's population as a population grid. The map also includes two buttons which allow you to reorganize the population data. One button redistributes the world's population into a graph showing the population distribution by longitude. The other button organizes the population data into a graph showing the world's population distributed by latitude. 

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